Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2.2 (May 2017)

Page No.: 3824-3828

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.192


Neelamjit Kaur *1, Rakesh Kumar Agarwal 2, Seema Khajuria 2, Harsh 2, Hemant Saini 3.

*1 Professor, Anatomy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College & Hospital, Kumarhatti, Solan, H.P. India.

2 Assistant Professor, Anatomy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College & Hospital, Kumarhatti, Solan, H.P.  India.

3 Senior Demonstrator, Anatomy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College & Hospital, Kumarhatti, Solan, H.P.  India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Neelamjit Kaur, Professor, Anatomy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College & Hospital, Kumarhatti, Solan, H.P. India. E-Mail: neelamjit@yahoo.co.in


Introduction: Anatomy is the science which deals with the structure of human body .Museum in anatomy is a place where bones, models , charts, wet specimen of permanent value are kept and displayed. An attractive and innovative anatomical museum plays a vital role in furthering the interest and educating a medical student.With the help of wet specimen, the students get much information about the normal anatomical parts along with variations in the distribution of nerves, vessels, muscles etc. Once a specimen has undergone fixation it is essential to color and label the specimen in order to ensure better visualization of required structures.

Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on 50 wet specimens taken from the well embalmed dissected cadavers at the Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College & Hospital, Solan, India. We utilized acrylic paints, white enamel paint and transparent nail paint to color arteries, veins, nerves and impressions on the viscera .Then these colored specimen were kept in formalin filled jars.

Results: The painted specimen kept in jars filled with formalin solution remained stable without any visible change in color for a period of two years.

Conclusion: Coloring the important structures and landmarks with acrylic paints ,enamel and nail paint is non-toxic and increases durability of specimen.

Key words: Wet Specimen, Museum, Anatomy, Color, Preserving.


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Cite this article: Neelamjit Kaur, Rakesh Kumar Agarwal, Seema Khajuria, Harsh, Hemant Saini. TECHNIQUE FOR PRESERVING COLORED WET SPECIMEN IN ANATOMY MUSEUM. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(2.2):3824-3828. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.192